Lugard to Under-Secretary of State
29 March 1867
I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 4th Instant and to acquaint you in reply that for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham that Sir John Pakington has been pleased, under the circumstances of the case, to authorise the payment of the Gratuity of Twenty pounds (£20) to which William Bowden, late Corporal Royal Artillery, is eligible, as a Settler in Vancouver's Island, and I am to request that the necessary instructions may be given for the issue of the amount through the local authorities of the Colony.
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I am, however, to request that prior to the payment of this gratuity, a Medical Certificate (to be attached to the receipt which will be forwarded to this office) may be required from this man showing that he is in good health and fit to become a Settler in the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant

Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Governor for his infn & guidance.
ABd 30-3
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We must also tell the Governor that on his reporting the payment to the man, we will ask the W.O. to pay the same amount to the Crown Agents, to the credit of the Colony. Tell the W.O. that this course will be taken. Drafts.
TFE 30/3
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Elliot to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 2 April 1867, advising Seymour had been instructed to pay Bowden the requisite amount.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 17, 2 April 1867 instructing Seymour to pay a gratuity to Bowden for being a settler on Vancouver Island and informing Seymour that, following Seymour’s report of paying Bowden, the amount paid will be credited to the Crown Agents.